Indigenous People

Why is water sacred to Native Americans?

Rosalyn R. LaPier

The Lakota phrase “Mní wičhóni,” or “Water is life,” has become a new national protest anthem.

What makes a mountain, hill or prairie a ‘sacred’ place for Native Americans?

Rosalyn R. LaPier

For several months Native American protesters and others have been opposing the building of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The plans for construction pass through sacred land for the Native American tribe, Standing Rock Sioux.